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Old 12-19-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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after you run your tape on the joints, how many coats do you put on, and what sizes of boxes should be used. and id also like to know how to close my old thread.


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Old 12-19-2008, 10:40 PM   #2
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Re: How many coats after running tape


After tape, I run 3 coats for smooth finish.

8" 10" 12"
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:48 AM   #3
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Just 2 coats. 10" and 12" just on flats. To tell you the truth, it doesn't take much more time to skip the 12" and hand bomb the polish coat (2 man team).

The only time I find 3 coats are needed is if the bead needs a lot of fill. I just 5" a coat of joint by hand.
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bevelation i go 10 and 12 on ceiling flats (good enough for texture) 10 inch on wall flats then spray a 20 inch coat (graco mark iv) with a tight wipe.
when you skip the 12" box coat for a handbomb polish coat how wide do you go.
(since adopting this system touchups on flats are very rare).
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^We've been doing all wood frame multi-family units lately. Whether it's double layer of 5/8ths on the 4th floor or screwed off onto soundbar, the lids are never perfect.
We just handbomb trowel width, either 12 or 14. Really easy to do over a 10.
When we have to, we double wide another coat an hour or so after the polish has a chance to set up.
It'd be nice to score a Graco sprayer, but I'm not sure with this economy if I'll have to start pushing a lawnmower for a living in the next few months.
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yeah when the economy gets better, and profits increase ya shoud get one, nothings better for skimming and level 5ing with mud,since my company is growing and were getting busier with large apartment blocks this winter i will be ordering a second.
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New to site...I guess my question is directed towards brdn drywall...can you explain your process for skimming joints...we usually use the 7" 10" and 12" then "toss-off" (fill in between coats). Are you wiping after you spray if so with what? If not what size tip? We just purchased the Mark V to spray level 5. We finished to level 4 then sprayed to level 5 using Builders Solution (SW product) or Tuff Hide Primer/Surfacer (USG). Never sprayed mud on joints...new to this arena...is it that much of a time saver? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Bill
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try this at least once before dismissing my suggestion. skip your 7" box coat and go straight to your 10"(set on #3) load up all flats,load bead and butts, for next coat give a quik rough sand edges and overlap only then spray everything (butts, bead, flats)with a 6" edge overlap (on bead spray a bit heavier on first 4 inchs) mud should be about as thin as bazooka mud(a seven-11 double gulp cup if stiff mud 1.5) mud has to be really clean or yull be reversing your tip and unclogging every couple of mins. this system is only effective with a mixer (always mixing and maintaining mud levels for mark iv) a couple of wipers because once you get going yull fly through the rooms quikly. also you have to devellop the right wiping tecnique taking off edge and smoothing mud not taking it all off the sprayer injects all pock (fisheyes) as well. you may also need a wider tip but try the on it came with if yur not gettin enough coverage go to yur paint store and order one. I usually just box my ceilings with a 12 instead of spraying though saves time and deficencies are covered by texture anyway.for a level 5 sand wall(s) and spray it all out go slow but steady and overlap yur spray fan about 75% (don't worry about initial spray lines they'll self level out,it'll dry like a fine orange peal but quiklly sands up smooth.
p.s. spray a bit heavier for level 4 until you get the hang of it.

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Thanks Bro...be in touch...P.S.S. my babe/partner has a question
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Not dissing you...was not impressed with the surfacers claim to covering minor surface imperfections. Wondering why we just spent 4700.00 a machine that can not fill in minor surace inperfactions when used with the appropriate surfacer
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